Penne With Sautéed Zucchini and Parmesan

Penne With Sautéed Zucchini and Parmesan


  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shaved fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped bottled roasted red bell pepper


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add penne, and cook 7-9 minutes or until al dente. Drain penne, reserving 2 tablespoons of the pasta water.

2. While pasta cooks, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the zucchini, and sauté over medium heat another 3 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Then season with salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Add penne and reserved pasta water to the zucchini in the skillet; toss to combine.

4. Remove from heat and transfer to large serving bowl. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan and toss gently to combine all ingredients. Serve garnished with the roasted red bell peppers and the remaining 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan.

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  • Penne with sautéed zucchini and parmesan is a wonderful and satisfying pasta recipe but feel free to add in other fresh vegetables you have on hand.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 307
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 43g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 4mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 248mg
Calcium per serving: 86mg

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